How They Asked
I initially was planning on proposing in Toronto on her birthday but she brought up the idea of a winter getaway to Mexico. We were looking at things to do and came across a bunch of cenotes. Eventually, I started looking for cenotes and when I saw cenote Suytun I immediately knew this was the perfect spot. Since we were booking last minute I started reaching out to local photographers in the area and came across @victorherrera. I told him I wanted it to be a surprise so we made a game plan on how we’re going to set it up… he even said he’ll bring his wife so it doesn’t look suspicious!
We arrived in Mexico Feb 6 but given Victor’s availability, the date was set for the morning of Feb 12, 2020. The whole trip I kept the ring on me at all times so she doesn’t see it in the safe or in the hotel room. Cenote Suytun was a 2-hour drive from our resort and I was able to find a driver (Carlos from CID Private Transfers) to take us there.
Once we got to Suytun there was a bunch of confusion but Carlos was able to get us in. It was almost empty and Victor approached us saying he’s a local photographer and asked if we wanted a couple of pics taken and we said yes. As he was taking pics of her I was behind her and got down on one knee. Victor told her to turn around and that’s when she saw me. The surprise was a success!
Once we left the cenote Carlos informed us that it was actually closed for a music video and that’s why we weren’t allowed in! He was able to convince them to let us in as I had this whole thing planned and we drove all the way here. It wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for Victor and Carlos but thanks to them I was able to make the dream come true! Big shoutout to @diamondboi for the gorgeous ring.
The love of my life said YES!